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Hamilton police charge quad motorcycle rider with stunt driving

The driver of a quad motorcycle has been charged with stunt driving in East Hamilton. 900 CHML

A 31-year-old man has been charged with stunt driving after plainclothes officers stopped a quad motorcycle in East Hamilton.

Police say the quad accelerated at a high rate of speed and the rider conducted several wheelies in live lanes of traffic on Barton Street, near Parkdale Avenue, at around 8 p.m. Thursday.

The quad stopped near the intersection of King Street East and Spring Street, where officers stopped the vehicle and placed the rider under arrest.

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An Oakville man will appear in court on May 24 to answer to the stunt driving charge.

Police say his licence, and the quad motorcycle, have been seized for seven days.

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